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    US hip-hop artist Kanye West earlier made Twitter waves, as he voiced his intention to enter the fray and make a bid for the White House, leaving netizens speculating as to his possible motives for the announcement.

    Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan mocked rapper Kanye West after the artist recently took to Twitter to announce he was planning to run for president in the 2020 election.
    Morgan tweeted a deprecatory one-liner in response to the news, after the 39-year-old musician revealed his ambitious political plans on Saturday.

    ​But some netizens disagreed with the tv host, suggesting that the rapper might not be such a bad bet after all.

    ​Others, however, urged the hip-hop artist to steer clear of politics.

    ​Earlier, the rapper wrote on Twitter that he sought to “realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future”, adding the hashtag "2020 vision".

    While the announcement left netizens pondering the motives of the American singer, designer, producer and one of the world's best-selling music artists, Kayne's political aspirations found support in the form of tech billionaire Elon Musk, who took to Twitter to endorse him.

    ​West had expressed a desire to run for US president earlier, saying in 2015 that his main concern was the "medical industry". Later, in 2019, West voiced his opposition to abortion and slammed those who, in his opinion, try to take religion out of everyday life.

     Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Beverly Hills during the 92nd Academy Awards, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020
    © REUTERS / Danny Moloshok
    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Beverly Hills during the 92nd Academy Awards, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020

    West is also known for his vocal support of incumbent US President Donald Trump, having vowed to vote for him in an interview to GQ in January.

    West has also received lavish praise from Trump himself. During a speech at the Young Black Leadership Summit in 2018 the US President referred to him as "the most powerful man in all of politics, adding the rapper was a "little different," but "smart."

    The musician has reportedly yet to file any paperwork to get on the election state ballots, and has already missed the deadline in states including Texas, New York, and Indiana.

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